Category Archives: Viva

Smile Like You Know Me

      Today’s Perfect Moment is smiles. Twice today people smiled at me like they knew me, when I am quite certain that they didn’t.  My memory for people is not great since the sheer number of students I … Continue reading

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Meeting Again After More Than A Year

A little over a year ago, my horoscope noted that recklessness would be rewarded. Today, my horoscope noted that I have expressed a willingness to let go and enjoy the moment.  It also said I should be a “wild thing” … Continue reading

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A Less Forgiving Sunset

Today’s Perfect Moment was watching the sunset through the bus window. I had worked late….again, and while I didn’t feel the weight of the world on me, I did have a bit of melancholy. Work had gone well enough, but … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Others

Today, I left work feeling giddy that the weekend was starting. Unlike the previous four days, I did not have to teach in the afternoon and I was leaving long before a number of colleagues. My giddiness turned to a … Continue reading

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Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Rowdiness on the Bus

Today’s commute was nothing if not dramatic.  Somewhere in the last half, a fight broke out.  One gentleman wanted another sleepy gentleman to remove his bag because it was taking up a window seat.  I don’t think he was asking … Continue reading

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Rain

It is so hard to photograph rain. You can capture the drips and streaks on the window, but capturing it in the air as it is falling is so hard. It is easier to define rain. Some rain is melancholy.  … Continue reading

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A Trick of Light

Whenever I hear the phrase trick of light, it is used derogatorily. It’s as if light got the best of someone and they are resentful.  How could you be resentful of light? On the bus, as on many days, there … Continue reading

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